Spring 2018 Newsletter: Fund Focus

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. We welcome involvement from our member firms and if you have any feedback or are interested in contributing an article or idea, please contact us at newsletter@irishfunds.ie.

This document is for informational purposes only and it is recommended that professional advice is sought if conducting business in Ireland.

Irish Funds Annual Conference - 17 May

Irish Funds Annual Conference - 17 May

The Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference will be taking place on Thursday, 17 May in the Convention Centre Dublin.

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The Brexit Cliff - Taking the Plunge

The Brexit Cliff - Taking the Plunge

Elizabeth Budd and Marilyn Cooney (Pinsent Masons) discuss trends for UK asset managers impacted by Brexit and post-Brexit licensing options.

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Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies

Ken Owens (PwC) raises the questions the Board should be asking about cryptocurrencies.

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Coping with the MiFID II Data Deluge

Coping with the MiFID II Data Deluge

Stephen Carty and Deirdre Hennelly (Maples and Calder) give an overview of the issues surrounding data and MiFID II.

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Diversity of Perspective on Boards

Diversity of Perspective on Boards

Vanora Madigan (DMS) highlights the key benefits of having diversity of perspective on boards.

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​Checking the Tyres – UCITS and AIFMD

​Checking the Tyres – UCITS and AIFMD

Sean Tuffy (Citi) looks at the EU’s review of AIFMD and UCITS and the potential opportunities and pitfalls for the asset management industry.

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Adapting for Growth in Alternatives

Adapting for Growth in Alternatives

Robert Keogh (State Street) looks at how alternatives managers can adapt to the changes in this area to capture growth opportunities.

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Tax transparency – opportunity or threat

Sinéad Colreavy (EY) discusses how embracing transparency presents a real opportunity for the funds industry.

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Opportunities for Loan Originating Funds

Mark White and Imelda Higgins (McCann FitzGerald) touch on the enhanced opportunities for loan originating funds.

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The Irish Funds Industry and AIFMD

Background on AIFMD and how the Irish funds industry assisted in implementing the regulation into Irish law, and to create a set of industry talking points and guidance notes around key topics.

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